Hong Kong Photowalk

Hong Kong Photowalk

I hosted a Hong Kong Photowalk last Friday night in Mongkok.   I have shot around Hong Kong Island many times but never in Mongkok so it was a good chance to explore a new part of Hong Kong.   I had 15-20 people show up.

I have held several of these now and I was surprised how many people don’t really know what to expect from a photowalk.  For mine, it is mainly a social event where people who are like minded can get together and share their common interest.  I encourage people who are experienced to share their knowledge with others.  People who are less experienced can gain some knowledge and begin to build a network of photography friends.  I always try to share tips and advice if anyone wants it.  I usually end my photowalks at a restaurant so we can all have some food and drinks.

I’ll be in Singapore next week and I will host a photowalk on the evening of Friday, March 9th.   I’ll post out the details later this week.

Hong Kong Photowalk

Mongkok Hong Kong

There was a Christian Youth Group singing in the street…

Mongkok Hong Kong

Photowalk in Mongkok Hong Kong

This guy was very funny… He kept asking everyone if they knew what USSR was.

Mongkok Hong Kong

Andrew Chan from SLR Magic joined us and was kind enough to bring a few prototype 50mm f/0.95 that they are working on.   I’ll post up some sample shots in my next posting…

Photowalk in Mongkok Hong Kong

Orange squid!  Yummy…

Mongkok Hong Kong

Mongkok Hong Kong

Don’t photo…

Photo Tip: The Triad Gangs running the stalls in the markets selling fake Rolexs and designer handbags really don’t like photos being taken and are very quick to make sure you understand that.

Don't Photo Mongkok Hong Kong

Mongkok Hong Kong

Happy feet…

Mongkok Hong Kong

Fortune Teller…

Fortune Teller in Mongkok Hong Kong

Me in the mirror…

Me in the mirror

Photowalk in Mong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong Police… they don’t like having their picture being taken.

Cop in Mong Kong Hong Kong

Singer in Mong Kong Hong Kong

Mong Kong Hong Kong

The markets just seems to go on forever in Mongkok…

Markets in Mong Kong Hong Kong

Mong Kong Hong Kong

The Chairman…

Mong Kong Hong Kong

There are so many movies I haven’t seen yet.  I am really out of touch with a lot of the movies nowadays…

English Movie DVD in Mong Kong Hong Kong

Angry Banana Man…

Angry Banana Man

Fruit Seller in Mongkok

Mercedes in Mongkok Hong Kong

We all stopped off and grabbed a bite to eat at the end of the walk…  Me, no mirror.

Dave Powell from ShootTokyo

We had quite a camera collection going on the table… 6 Leica M9s, 3 Noctilux 50mm f/0.95 and an assortment of 21mm, 35mm and 50mm lens…

Lots of Leicas

I think the photowalk was a success and everyone had a good time…

Photowalk in Mongkok Hong Kong

I took the train back to Hong Kong with my friend Humphrey.   We were shooting photos of each other on the train but I was having issues with my auto-focus on my M9…

Humphrey Chan

Now its working…

Humphrey Chan

As I was walking back to my hotel I realized this Camera Store was right behind it.   Glad I didn’t see this earlier…

Camera Shop in Hong Kong

Time to pack and head to Beijing.  Thanks for stopping by…

 

11 Comments

  1. Hey Dave, great post, are you able to provide links (where applicable) to the blogs of the other photographers on the walk.
    Thanks!

  2. Fantastic photos as always Dave.
    Yup, she’s cute.

  3. Hi Crawford – The only other blogger on the walk is Humphrey as far as I know. His blog is: http://www.thetimelessmoment.com/. He has posted up a bunch of shots from the walk.

  4. Hey Dave,
    it’s couple of months that I’ve been following your shots, they’re all great.
    btw, hope your gorgeous M9 has more out of focus issues ;)

    cheers!

  5. Dave, what a great night! I truly enjoyed it. It’s amazing to realize how each photographer sees the world through the viewfinders. You have captured some great shoots! ~ Humphrey

  6. Thanks Millad! It was the strangest problem…hope it happens again.

  7. Thanks Humphrey. I hope we can do it again soon.

  8. Great shots!
    Every nightwalk is interesting in this crazy city)

  9. Hey man

    Next time you’re in HK, i’ll defo join, just arrived here from Belgium for a 1yr project! See you soon

    J.

  10. Hey Dave,
    Your blog is completely awesome! Expect to see me here more regularly. Very interesting shots in HK. I was thinking of hosting some photo-walks here in Boston as I always do them…but alone :/ What tool do you use to reach an interested audience? Is it just friends? Thanks!

    Best regards,
    Hugo

  11. Great job in there!
    I can see how much people who joined the photowalk enjoyed!

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